As the idiom goes, “you win some you lose some.” That is exactly what took place last week when the Woodward-Granger Hawks (6-12, 4-9) girls’ basketball team took the floor.
On Friday night the girls traveled a short distance for a conference game against the Madrid Tigers (7-11, 4-10).
From the opening tipoff the Hawks heady play and overall control of the game earned them the 61-44 West Central Conference victory.
The Hawks opened up the contest on an 18-11 run. The Tigers managed 11 points in the second to the Hawks 12.
In the second half the Hawks offense finally separated themselves from the Tigers’ with a solid 22-9 run.
In the final quarter the Tigers mounted a slight comeback outscoring the Hawks 13-9 but it wasn’t enough for the upset.
It was a good bounce back win for the Hawks who the night before suffered a close 59-54 road loss at the hands of the West Central Valley Wildcats (8-11, 7-7).
For the entirety of the game the contest was close with the exception of the second quarter when the Wildcats outscored the Hawks by nine points, 20-11.
In the first the road team hung in tight scoring 12 points to the home team’s 13. At the half the score was Hawks 23 and Wildcats 33.
After the half, the Hawks’ offense finally outscored their opponent by two points after an 11-9 run.
In the fourth quarter with the deficit at eight points, the road team continued to chip away. They had their best quarter with 21 points but fell four points shy of a tie when the Wildcats scored 17.